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with same-sex marriage, a referendum. sherrie johnson is life with more to explain. >> we are here live in federal hill, this morning, 11:00, governor martin o'malley will be here to endorse question number six. it deals with same-sex marriage, there have been controversy over the question for the past several months, with clergy speaking out against it, when governor o'malley signed the marriage protection act in march, the laws affective date was pushed to january, gave opponents time to petition the question. a vote for the law would allow it to go in to effect and pemitt committed same sex couples to get married and make mailed the 7th state in addition to the district of columbia to approve marriage equality. this law wouldn't force jerry to perform ceremonies in violation of religious beliefs or religious organizations be required to participate in the ceremonies if they objected. marylanders will head to the polls to make voices known. we are working for you, read up on the ballot questions and watch interviews of candidates, abc2news.com/politics. >>> two year old is dead after
community. sherrie johnson abc2 news. >>> hard to imagine. thanks. we are just beginning to grasp just how much damage sandy caused. take a look at this. this person is sitting on a porch of what was once a beach front home, this along the new jersey coast. you can almost feel the sense of lost and despair coming from that man as he sits on the steps of what was once his home with his head in his hands. >>> a battle over a parking spot turns violent. the whole thing is caught on camera and police say the video shows a 77-year-old woman driving her buick almost 300 yards with a man clinging to the hood. there are conflicting stories about how this happened ask what led up to it. he said she started to drive at him and ended up on the hood as a result. she says he jumped on the hood of her car. the woman is facing criminal mischief and aggravated battery with the deadly weapon charges as well. this all over a parking spot. >>> transfats to earrings to short skirts and now an unusual ban at one school, they're banning something that we all spend so much time to perfect, cursive. >> and does y
this storm could be. news news sherrieabc2 news sherrie johnson is here. >> people on the outskirts of new york city returned home to find fire had taken everything the water had not. the fire was reported monday night after super storm sandy began sweeping through the region. families tried to salvage whatever they could find, melted bicycles, charred tolls, blackened chairs from happier times were scattered all around the area with small fires still burning. as families searched for their belongingser fire search and rescue teams searched for anyone who may have disappeared. they lost many people on 9/11 ask right now they're trying to come together to support one. >> reporter: things like this happen in missouri, they happen in california. they don't happen here. this is not supposed to happen here. it's terrible. it's people's lives and homes that are gone o',. >> fire officials say that the fire burned about 110 homes in the breezy point community. sherrie johnson abc2 news. >>> the election is just a few days away and for one little girl tuesday can't come soon enough. we're going to
to share with you. this from hurricane sandy as it hit new york. abc2's sherrie johnson joins us this morning. it's pretty incredible. >> reporter: this time life video captures sandy's wrath on new york city in a 2-minute clip. take a look at this video that we found on youtube. it condenses super storm sandy's strike on new york city. you can see the williamsburg bridge, the time lapse video covers two days from october 29 october 29th until october 30 october 30th and a very long night of the storm. the clip shows the darkening sky, the intensity of the wind as the water becomes choppy with swells, then the rain and finally the loss of power to part of the city. the rainfall is so heavy at times that the manhattan skyline almost disappears from view, and as night falls the power goes out, a rough night for many residents. and many are returning home to total devastation, some areas still don't have power, and there are long lines for gas and some hospitals are struggling to stay open and operate, sherrie johnson abc2 news. >>> 5:46 right now, five things you may want to know.
and those serving including my dad and my brother. reporting live in downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> middle river had a ceremony to remember and honor those who served our country. dozens came to holy hills for the veterans illuminations. the names of the men and women of eastern baltimore county who died in every war from world war i to present are enshined there. boy scouts from troops 117 and 355 put out more than 600 candles. the white ones for those who honorablely serve and the red force those killed in action. >> that is day that we try to teach our young people and our future generations about the sacrifices that have been made for their freedoms. and this is a way for these young men to be able to tell families that we honor that sacrifice that has been made. >> this was the 6th annual illumination and the candles stay lit all night. >>> veterans will be treated to a free lunch at texas roadhouse restaurant. every roadhouse restaurant across the u.s. is taking part. more than 08,000 military -- 80,000 military personnel enjoyed free meals last year. >>> one o
misconduct. sherrie johnson is live this morning at police headquarters with more on the case. >> reporter: we are here live at city police headquarters, last night the new police commissioner, held a news conference talking about the alleged misconduct of an officer. this happened yesterday, a 39 yield officer worked out of the north western district on reisterstown road w the department for 13 years and now he is facing possible criminal charges, in connection with an incident involving an 1 year old woman. -- 18 year old woman. commissioner bat used the term sexual misconduct and said the crime occurred while the officer was on duty. it could indicate that the 18 year old woman had been detained by the officer who in a sex act occurred. police would not confirm that. the city state's attorney office started to look in to the case to decide whether criminal charges should be filed. >> over the weekend, the special investigation section received complaint of misconduct between an 18-year- old female and on duty baltimore police department officer. >> now, officer elliot simon is being inv
during the weekend involving a 13ee police veteran and an 18 year old woman. sherrie johnson is live with more on the developing story. >> reporter: police commissioner, bats was sworn if last week and investigate dwaiting an alleged officer miscop duct case, this has to do with 39 year old officer elliot simon, he worked out of the north western district onrisers town road and been with the department for 13 years. now he is facing possible criminal charges in connection with an incident involving an 18-year-old woman. bats used the testimony sexual misconduct and said the crime a occurred while simon was on duty and could indicate the 18- year-old woman had been detained when a sex act happened. police wouldn't confirm that. the city state's attorney's office started to look in to the case to decide whether criminal charges should be filed. >> i have no tolerance for misconduct or officers that violate the public trust. >> reporter: the officer is being investigated for a crime that could be a felony. he has been suspended without pay. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> rescuers back
sacrifices for us. >> yesterday it was veterans but we say thank you today in our area. sherrie johnson is live with what is in store throughout baltimore city and our community. >> reporter: my dad served 26 years in the air force and myenterer pilot in the air force. today is a day to say thank you to them and veterans and those serving. later on this morning a number of people will gather here at mount vernon square for the annual veterans day march and ceremony. it's a time not just a time off work but a time to come together and salute the folks that are doing so much for our country. now this all starts at about 9:00 this morning right here at mount vernon square where it will wind its way downtown. baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings blake will be on hand for this event. she will lead a march of dignitaries veterans and military personnel down charles street from the washington monument to the actual ceremony. there will be a formal ceremony at war memorial plaza and a number of streets will be closed this morning because of that parade starting at 7 a.m. now they have asked peopl
veterans. their sacrifices are so efence. >> -- emense. >> this morning sherrie johnson will tell you how to observe veteran's day. >> reporter: we are here live at mount vernon square in downtown baltimore. people will gather here in a few hours for the third annual veterans day parade. you know they will come out waving their flags all in support of the veterans. today is not just the day off for many folks but a day to remember those who have served our country so bravely and who are currently serving this country. today we slot them and baltimore -- salute them and baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings blake will be on hand starting this morning where it will wind its way downtown area and there will be a formal ceremony at the war memorial plaza. a number of streets will be closed this morning because of this parade. they will start closing streets about 7 a.m. and, of course, lauren cook will have more on the road closures and alternate routes for you. once again, that parade starts at 9 a.m. right here at mount vernon square. reporting live in downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2
over allegations of sexual misconduct. >> sherrie johnson is live at police headquarters with more on the developing case. >> we are here life at police headquarters where the new police commissioner held a news conference to talk about the alleged misconduct of a police officer. this is 39 year old officer elliot simon, he worked out of the north western district on reisterstown road, he has been with the department for 13 years and now facing possible criminal charges, in connection with an incident involving an 18 year old woman, commissioner bats used the term sexual misconduct in the news conference and said the crime occurred while officer simon was on duty and could indicate that the 18 year old woman had been detained by officer simon. the city state's attorney's office started to look in to the case to decide whether or not to file criminal charges. >> over the weekend, the investigation, received a complaint of sexual miscon duck between an 18-year-old female and on duty baltimore police department officer. >> reporter: officer elliot simon is being investigated for a cha
. >> sherrie johnson is live to explain. what are they announcing? >> reporter: today the departments will come together in a joint news briefing to discuss a case. now it is dated back to october 1 when two baltimore men were arrested after a crime spree in baltimore county and city t involved robbery, kidnapping assault and rape. the victims were young women. the youngest only 17. several of the victims were college students working together. the county and city police clothed the criminals. they have been charged with many crimes. both men are awaiting trial right now. they are being held without bail at the detention center. the briefing will be held at the baltimore city police department at 1 p.m. today. we will stream it live on our web site at www.abc2news.com. reporting live at federal hill, sherrie johnson. >>> and civil rights leader reverend jesse jackson will be in baltimore today. he will speak at a rally in front of city hall. that's at 5 p.m. and the leaders want money allocated for a new jail for young people to go towards programs for youth an alternative to detention. >>> the
for medical purposes. >> abc2 news' sherrie johnson takes a look at where the law stands now and where it could go. >> reporter: unless in about two months the 2013 legislative session begins and there will be a push by some to legalize medical marijuana. supporters are hoping to pass a bill in annapolis after election day, the state of washington state and also colorado passed it. now bills that would have legalized the drug for medical use stalled in annapolis the past two years. the concern federal enforcement. the head testified before a house and senate committee in march saying quote the legislation under consideration could place state employees at risk of federal prosecution for violation of the controlled substances act because of this risk, unless and until federal policy changes the administration opposes the proposed legislation. but on election day, voters in washington state and colorado approved the recreational use of marijuana. already legal in those states with a doctor's prescription. now sarah would like to see maryland lawmakers make medical marijuana use legal. sh
, the sacrifices are emense and today we will honor them for everything that they have done for us. sherrie johnson is live to tell you how to observe veteran's day. >> reporter: yes, we are here live at mount vernon square right here where a little bit later this morning a number of people will gather down here for the third annual veteran's day march and ceremony. today's not just a day off work it's a time to remember those who served our condition dry -- country and who are still serving. stephanie rawlings-blake will be on hand for this event starting at 9 this morning right here at mount vernon square where it will wind downtown. the mayor will lead a march of dignitaries from the washington monument to the actual ceremony. there will be a formal ceremony at the war memorial plaza. a number of streets will be closed this morning because of the parade starting at 7 a.m. work see -- we can see signs posted along the street that say the streets are blocked off at 6 a.m. so, but you can -- they need you to move your cars by 6 a.m. and then there will be road closures at 7 a.m. and, of course, lau
in maryland but here in the united states. abc2 news sherrie johnson is here with more on the developing story. >> reporter: voters will head to the polls to cast the ballot on the ballot it's question 6 it tackles the issue of same sex marriage. maryland could become the first state to legalize same sex marriage through a ballot referendum if it passes. emotions are high on both sides and we caught up with folks at rock city church in towson during an all night prayer service. bishop spent time educating parishioners and urging them to vote against question 6. they collected more than double the number of signatures required to push it to a referendum. meanwhile governor o'malley says granting same sex couples a marriage lies seans civil right and marylanders should vote yesch the measure allows clergy to on the out of marrying same sex couples. >> you tell me what i do with my grandchildren when they seamen with boys and then a man goes -- see men with boys and then a man goes to jail because there's men with boys. >> proth it protects religious freedom. and every child's home called justice
so has reaction to expanded gaming in maryland and again sherrie johnson with the outcome of question 6 involving same sex marriage. >> reporter: well, yes, maryland made history in january local courts can issues marriage license to same sex couples. last night voters voted to make same sex mearnlg legal in the state. it's -- marriage legal in the state. it's been defeated 32 times it's been on the ballot in other states. maryland is the 7th state in addition to the district of columbia to i prove marriage -- to approve marriage equality. they argued it's a civil right and children of children of same sex couples have the right to be raised by parents that are married. eye doesn't force clergy to perform marriage ceremonies. religious organizations are not requireed to participate inform if he object. opponents pushed it to a ref rund up. maryland ref rund -- ref rund um. -- reverend up. it was a night celebration for -- referendum. it was a nice of -- night of celebration for some. >> when we knocked on thousands of doors and made thousands of phone calls, we got to the point tonigh
a two alarm fire in a commercial area. sherrie johnson is here with the latest in the details. what's going on. >> reporter: we spoke with fire investigators and we have learned that fire started about 2:30 this morning. we have all new information and video into the newsroom. when crews arrived in the 600 block of crane highway this glen burnie they found an auto repair store and vacant building fully engulfed in heavy flames. 63 firefighters battled that two alarm fire and they had a tough time trying to put out the fire from the outside. >> when the fire department was defensive the fire was through the roof and the roof caved in and biggest danger to firefighters is having a roof cave in for them inside. we put water from the exterior. >> reporter: fire investigators tell us that no one was injured in the fire. so far, there's no word on what caused it. sherrie johnson, abc2 news.>>> thanks giving is less than a week away and holidays will be here before you know it in looking for something to do to get into the holiday spirit, there are exciting things going on in downtown balt
the results are in and our state is making history. sherrie johnson is live in federal hill with the outcome of question 6 and a lot of the nation was watching how maryland would vote. >> reporter: there are a lot of eyes on maryland and maryland made history as we voted to make same sex marriage legal in this state. it's a question that has been defeated each of the 32 times it had been on the ballot in other states. maryland is now the 7th state in addition to the district of columbia to approve marriage equality. voting on question 6 came when supporters argued that same sex marriage is is a civil right and that children of same sex couples key serve -- deserved to be raised by parents married. it doesn't force clergy to perform marriage ceremonies many religious organizations are not required to participate in the ceremonies. opponents of question 6 collected more than double the number of signatures required to push it too a referendum. now maryland is the first state to legalize same sex marriage through a ballot referendum. local courts can begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex
on the ballot. sherrie johnson is live this morning, with a preview of what voters can expect. >> reporter: yes, we are here live in federal hill, later this morning, about 11:00 k martin o'malley will be here in support of question six tackling the issue of same-sex marriage. there has been controversy over the question for the past several months with clergy speaking out. when martin o'malley signed the protection act in march, the laws affective date was pushed to january. it gave opponents time to peticks the question onto the ballot of of vote for the land mark law allowing it to go in to effect and permit same sex couples to get married and make maryland the 7th state to approve marriage e quality, it wouldn't force clergy to provide ceremonies. tomorrow, marylanders will head to to the polls to make their voices heard. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> not just same-sex marriage voters will decide on, issue is question 7, gambling expansion in maryland. governor o'malley will attends an event in support of question seven. table games will be added to maryland casinos if it passes and ano
or not to expand gambling. sherrie johnson is here to join us with a breakdown of the question. >> we are here live in federal hill where o'malley will be a few feet away in support of question 7. question 7 would allow a las vegas style casino as well as table games like blackjack, roulette at the fife previously authorized slot locations. question 7 is a statewide ballot measure, rising or falling based on the number of votes it received throughout maryland. under the cops constitution, any, it must be put to the statewide vote. the idea that tables games are in operation at casinos in the three of the four neighboring states and patrons come from maryland, some say it's fool foolish not to compete. half the revenue generated is marked with a trust fund. some folks against question 7 don't think the money will go to help education. go tomorrow, voters in maryland will have a chance to vote for or against question 7. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> another issue is same-sex marriage, governor martin o'malley on federal hill supporting the marriage equality bill at 11:00. he will head over to colle
a number of key issues concerning our state. >> one of the ballot issues is question six. sherrie johnson is live this morning, with more on the final push. >> we are live here in federal hill where the governor will be here at 11:00 this morning, talking in favor of question 6. question 6 deals with same-sex marriage. there has been controversy over the question for the past several months with some clergy speaking out against it, when martin o'malley signed the act in march , the laws affective date was pushed to january, giving opponents time to petition the question onto the ballot. a vote for the law would allow it to go in to effect and allow same sex couples to get married and make maryland the 7th strait in addition to columbia to approve marriage equality, not forcing clergy to force marriage ceremonies in violation of religious reliefs. nor would religious organizations would be required to participate in the ceremonies. tomorrow, marylanders will head to the polls and vote for or against question six. 24 hours to do, reporting live in federal hill, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >
-- ready for the weekend, sherrie johnson has news about a water main break. >> and linda so is live at polling place to cast your vote before the election but first lynette charles. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on this morning and we are cold once again. not getting rid of th temperatures that are below average especially going into the afternoon. 38 right now in glenelg. more of the same in westminster at 37 and laurel at 41. we are going to be breezy as we go throughout the day. so we will have a wind chill out there to talk about. maryland's most powerful radar is dry. we should stay that way going throughout date and maybe a few peeks of sunshine. you've been waiting on the sun and we will get more sunshine as we go into the weekend. but bow start out at 8. and -- but whoa start you out at -- but we start you out at 8. see peeks of sun off the clouds and that is the scenario for today. 53 is the high i am going with but with the wind out of the north and west, it's going to feel a little chillier than that. by 7:00, still partly cloudy skies with the temperatures
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. >> all right. earlier in the week we saw wyatt and lynette. team member sherry johnson headed back for the think big series. sherrie talked to the students about life after high school. >> there is life after high school. >> you bet are watch out. you better not cry. even though it's not thanksgiving yet, santa claus is in town. he arrived at towson town center today. kids began putting in their order for presents. even if you're too big to sit on santa's lap, there's reason to head there. >> some are starting black friday this weekend. >> they clan visit between 10 a.m. and p.m. monday through saturday and noon to 6 on sunday. santa needs a little time off. >> you don't want to miss the holiday light show at the power plant live. >> our cameras were there to get a sneak speak. you've got to see the real deal. there's music, fireworks and snow. there are three shows tomorrow and more run through new year's eve. you can find more on our website, abc2news.com. stay with abc2 for an all new episode of the list. they'll be talking about a particular type of facial hair. >> they're shav
downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. >>> you may see people going in and out of camden yards because the os are expecting donations. you can bring items to the reception desk of the warehouse until 5:00 this afternoon. vans will take your contributions to cities in new jersey this weekend. some of the items that are needed are water, canned food. baby formula. clothes, coats and shoes. >>> making news now people including children are covering after being exposed to carbon monoxide. the firefighters arrived and the victims had been complaining of headaches and several went to the hospital for evaluation. and it happened at a home and that's just west of cold spring lane. they are trying to figure out what caused the leak. >>> we know what caused the death of a grandmother and four children. materials were too close to a tur nas. there was no evidence that the there were detectors in the home. it took the life of the five, all the children under the age of 7. >>> $50 million, that's what maryland will spend on a jail, not everyone is happy about this. reverend jesse jackson jo
it off, we want to help the people in the area. sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. >> flight from denver to washington, dc made an emergency landing. this is after a passenger started praying in the aisle and would not follow instructions from the attendants. he was removed in cuffs. no up with was injured. >>> and we have a consumer alert this morning, check your refrigerator. wegmans is recalling organic spinach. it may be contaminated with e. coli. the store is telling customers not to eat the recalled product and return it for a refund. >>> nestle has a recall and the chocolate proud ser because of a possible contamination of salmonella. it is for three different mixes of the powder. it was produced last month. the affected products have an expiration date or best before date of october 2014. >>> and try your luck at a job fair. 35 companies will be hiring our heroes. and it is open to veterans and military spouses s runs from 9:30 to 12:30 at the national war memorial in baltimore. nationwide it has helped thousands of veterans find jobs. >>> they served our country to protect our f
of maryland. if it passes it will make history. >> sherrie johnson is here with details of what could be landmarking legislation. sherrie. >> reporter: well in a few minutes voters will head to the polls and cast their ballots on the ballot question number 6 tackles the issue of same sex marriage. maryland could become first state to legalize same sex marriage through a ballot referendum inform it passes. emotions are high on both sides and we caught up with folks during an all night prayer service. the bishop educated his parishioners and urging them to vote against question 6. opponents of question 6 say they collected more than double the number of signatures required to push it to a referendum. governor o'malley says granting same sex couples a marriage license is a civil right and marylanders should vote yes. it allows lurnlgy to on the out of marrying same sex couples. >> we can't take the beliefs and practices of a few people and push that over on the majority and say this is the way we should change and redefine something so foundational like marriage. >> we are going to rejec
and sherrie johnson joins us live on more on how the city will salute our veterans. sherrie. >> reporter: we are here in mount vernon square in downtown baltimore war little later he this morning -- where a little later this morning it will be packed with people turning out for the third annual veterans day a aid coming out to say -- parade coming out to say thank you. it's a day to come and honor those who have served our country and who are still currently serving our country. and today we salute them. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will be on hand for this parade. it starts at 9:00 this morning right here at mount vernon square where it will wind its way downtown. now there will be a formal ceremony at war memorial plazaand a number of streets will be closed this morning because of that parade. we have taken a look at some of the signs down here and they say the streets are closing at about 6 a.m. according to the signs. lauren cook will have more on the road closures and alternate routes. so once again the parade starts at 9:00 this morning to say thank you to our veterans. reporting liv
it for medical purposes. >> abc2 news' sherrie johnson takes a look at where this law stands and where it's going. >> reporter: well, the legislative session for 2013 begins in less than two months and there will be a push by some for medical marijuana in maryland. now supporters hope that this will accepted in colorado and washington state will actually help the bill's passage in annapolis. now bills that would have legalized drug for medical use stalled in annapolis in each of the past two years. the concern? federal enforcement. the head of the state's department of health and mental hygiene testified before a house and senate committee in march saying the legislation under consideration could place state employees at risk of federal prosecution for violating the law. but on election day, voters in washington state and colorado approved the recreational use of marijuana. it was already legal in those states with a doctor's prescription. now sarah would like to see maryland lawmakers make medical marijuana use legal. she suffers from multiple sclerosis and uses it to control her symptoms. >> i
' sherrie johnson joins us live and what are you hearing if police? >> reporter: we are here live in federal hill overlooking the inner harbor. at 4:38 this morning police responded and found an adult female in the water in the 2300 block of boston street. that's on the pier side. she was rescued from the water by officers and the marine unit and taken to a local hospital. right now police are not sure how she ended up in the water and police tell us the information is preliminary and it could change. now officers say there was nothing suspicious at the scene. a person walking in that area saw the woman in the water and immediately contacted police. reporting live in federal hill, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> all new this morning another popular energy drink is now under fire. >> the fda is investigating five hour energy drinks. and it is possible that it is linked to more than a dozen deaths. >> abc2 news linda so is live this morning with the details. linda, how many people have died from this? >> reporter: over the last four years the fda has received reports that 13 people have died a
police captured the suspect. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> not guilty that is the verdict for the bowie state student accused of killing her roommate. they deliberated 7 hours before finding alexis simpson not guilty. she was facing several charges she told the court she stabbed frazier out of self-defense. >>> a very strange thing turned up on a property in reisterstown. a human hand. the contractor found it wednesday in the 300 block of hedge pocket way. the medical examiner confirmed it was a hand and we doesn't note property or what was in the home or business. police are investigating. >>> a train collided with a parade truck in west texas killing 4 people. a number of others had to be rushed to the hospital with a number of injuries. police say the last truck in the parade route was crossing thetracks when the train slammed into it. medics on the scene are trained to handle situations just like this but it was difficult to handle. >> we had the situation under control and deliver the best patient care possible in the types of situations. as far as as long as i've been here i haven
-- sherrie johnson is here with more on the former trooper who says he is not a hero but people in the store argue that. >> reporter: job appelby retire from the maryland state police july 1st but when he ended up in the wrong place at the right time he proved he is willing to protect and serve. on friday he went into action unarmed when he walked into the middle of a robbery at his neighborhood convenience store just after 10 a.m. he didn't know the owner of the chrome dairy and deli told the robber she had more cash in the back. she was stalling waiting for police to arrive. 13 of his 28 years on the job he spent on the special tactical assault team so he had a plan. once he was in the back along with the cashier, another customer and the robber e. made his move. -- he made his move. >> i wanted somebody to be on the right side of the door and us on the left so when the robber came in he had to divert his attention and he came in and looked at the other guy and mow and looked to see where lata was and when he did the pistol what is out and i took it. >> the suspect got away with a little c
. >> sherrie johnson is live with the outcome of question 6. >> reporter: yes, a big night maryland made history as marylanders voted to make same sex marriage legal in this stays. it's a question that been defeated each of the 32 times ithad been on the ballot in other states. maryland is now the 7th state in addition to the district of columbia to approve mearnlg equality. now -- marriage equality. voting came when supporters argued same sex marriage is a civil right and that children of same sex couples deserve to be raised by parents who are married. this law does not force clergy to perform marriage ceremonies in violation of the religious beliefs. religious organizations are not required to participate in the ceremonies if they object. opponents of question 6 collected more than double the number of signatures required to push it to a referendum. now maryland is the first state to legalize same sex marriage through a ballot referendum. and we caught up with the governor last night as he has reaction on the votes. >> whenever the people of our state have been presented with the ques
that to the people that he saved and sherrie johnson is here with what happened. i know this guy doesn't want to be called a hero but you can't tell that to the people he helped. >> reporter: exactly right. he retired from the maryland state police department july 1st when he ended up in the wrong place at the right time, he proved he is still willing to protect and serve. on friday the retired maryland state trooper went into action and was unarmed when he walked into the middle of a robbery at his neighborhood convenience store just after 10 a.m. appelby didn't know the owner of the chrome dare and deli told the robber she had more cash in the back. she was stalling waiting for police to arrive. 13 of his 28 years on job he spent on the special tactical assault team and he had a plan. once he was in the back along with the cashier another customer and the robber, he made his move. >> i wanted somebody to be on the right side of the door and us on the left so when the robber came in he had to divert his attention. he came in looked at the other guy and me and looked over to see where lata wa
. sherrieionson is live what's the reaction -- sherrie johnson is live with the reaction. >> reporter: maryland made history as voters decided to you know allow same sex marriage in the state and this is an ongoing issue. and you know it's a question that's been defeated each of the 32 times it has been on the ballot in other states. maryland is now the 7th state in addition to the district of columbia to approve marriage equality. voting on question 6 came when supporters argued that same sex marriage is a civil right and that children of same sex couples deserved to be raised by parents who are married. this law doesn't force clergy to perform marriage ceremonies in violation of religious beliefs. religious organizations are not required to participate in the ceremonies if they object. opponents of question 6 collected more than double the number of signatures required to push it to a referendum. now maryland is the first state to legalize same sex marge through a ballot referendum and last night we caught up with mayor stephanie rawlings blake and we have all new reaction. >> i am so gratefu
and cold weather and whatever, srchg holes. >> it happens and the aging infrastructure is cracking. sherrie johnson is live this morning in north baltimore. >> reporter: we are here in the 4600 block of york road in north baltimore. this water main break is causing quite a few problems for people. you know, crews have been working around the clocks trying to fix this 16 inch water main. you can see here they are still a busy working and they were waiting for a part earlier this morning but now they are back at work trying to get this fixed and we called dpw crews and i spoke to a spokesperson about 40 homes and businesss are without water this morning. officials with the department of public works say the break happened around 1 yesterday afternoon and people from victoria's ministries international had to be evacuated. public works officials say crews are work on getting all the debris out of the way so they can get the break to start the repairs. water was rushing by so quickly that people parked nearby barely had a chance to react. >> i came out and the water was so high it was breaching
by the devastation. >> a effort to help them and sherrie johnson is live in baltimore with the details. sherrie? >> reporter: we're here at the aquarium in baltimore. just a few moments ago the bus arrived. volunteers are here to receive donations for those affected by sandy on the eastern shore. people are encouraged -- encouraged to stop by and fill the bus. the spwus in place. we need to pack it with items to help people. right now -- the bus is in place. we need people to help pack it. rich, tell us what is going on this morning. >> i was asked to kind of coordinate the efforts of golden ring travel and motor coach association and the tourism community to come together. we're accepting donations of non-perishable items, toys, clothes. and we'll take gently used coats and articles. we're going to fill this coach up and take the items down to the eastern shore that was really hit hard by the storm surge of sandy. >> why is it important that we come together and help down there. >> what can you tell people to come out and donate? >> new york and new jersey suffered greatly, they are getting
involving a 13 year city police veteran and 18-year-old woman. >> sherrie johnson is live at police headquarters with more on the story. >> city police commissioner anthony bats was sworn in last week and already he is in investigating a officer misconduct case. this has to do with 39-year-old officer elliot simon, he worked out of the north western district, he has been with the department for 13 years. now he is facing possible criminal charges in connection with an incident involving an 18 year old woman. commissioner bats used the testimony sexual misconduct in a news conference and said the crime occurred while officer simon was on duty. it could indicate that the 18- year-old woman had been detained by the officer when some kind of sex act happened. police would not confirm that, the city state's attorneys office started to look in to the case to decide whether criminal charges should be filed. >> i have no tolerance for officers that violate the public trust. >>> the agency will most host a conference, on the military vee rans jailed. back in 2002 the department of justice re
for veterans they're putting their artistic talent on display to raise funds for veterans, sherrie johnson has more. >> reporter: students have been hard at work for the past three weeks. they're putting their artistic crafts to use. it's a fund-raiser to help homeless veterans battling addiction. they have fought in war. we just wanted to give back to them and show them we appreciate what they've done land we want to help them out. >> it will be in a live auction. the proceeds will help the baltimore station. it's a residential recovery program for homeless veterans. >> it moved me to tears when i came in and saw the amount of work and effort that they put into this and that they, these kids took time out of their schedule, their free time to give something of themselves and the talent that they have and to share this with the community. >> reporter: students from six hear high schools are participating, each school entering a different piece of art. towson decorated this trunk. they painted a military uniform with boots and dog tags on the trunk. for them it's amazing to think this trunk wen
.com. reporting live in federal hill sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. >>> don't mess with one cashier a man with a gun came in and demanding cash. the cashier tried to knock it out of the robber's hand, they fought on the ground. the robber ran away. the cashier was not hurt. they are looking for the thief. >>> and sandy hit a week ago and new yorkers are getting hit again. this time with snow. that's from the nor'easter. look at the video. there is pretty significant accumulation in some areas and many people who just had their power turned on, they lost it again last night. the snow is weighing down and snapping weakened branches. and flights have been grounded until the storms move through. >>> help is on the way. verizon is sending a caravan of trucks up north to help out with restoring of power. and verizon said they are sending 600 technicians to the area and 400 of them are leaving this morning. >>> time now for a check on the weather. >>> people in new york they have to be wondering when they can get a break. >> and it will come later on than ours, they will clean up. can you see the storm now
monco. sherrie johnson, abc 2 news pgh if you are flying out expect plenty of company. 24million people are expected to fly out of town for the holiday. that's according to a trade group. that's an increase of 150,000 passengers from last year. so if you are looking to save money and some elbow room, consider flying on thanksgiving day. and think about booking an alternate airport that may be offering lower fees. >>> and more help is on the way for people struggling in the dark and cold from sandy. verizon is sending about 600 technicians up north to restore power. it leaves from perryville in two hours. >>> we're seeing video last summer a pilot suspected of murder tried steal a jet. efficient drove it through the airport grounds and crashing into fences and knocking down power lines before crashing into the terminal. and he committed suicide before cobe arrested. >> take a look at this a bus that was wedged into an apartment building in dallas, texas. two students were injured five were inside at the time. nobody was hurt. it is unclear whether the driver had some sort of health issue
. and sherrie johnson has more on how can you help. >> in about 30 minutes, volunteers will be here in front of the aquarium to accept donations. people can stop by here and drop off some items. they will help those in maryland. it is called the crab capital of the world. a bus will be here accepting donations, heaters, cleaning supplies and tools. once the items are gathered, officials from the golden ring transportation department will deliver the items. again can you drop off those items right here in the circumstance until front of the building here from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. that's about 30 qminutes you ca start dropping off the items and fill up the bus to deliver it to the families who need it to help them get on their feet. >>> there has been a vote nov confidence a letter that was sent to the executive officer by the police union, it claims the vote was taken last month. three out of four voted no confidence in his ability to run the department. memberships will discuss the vote next week. >>> new cruisers hit the street today in baltimore. new cars will be delivered to the city. the c
a different culture thanks to a partnership that takes them a few steps from their school doors. sherrie johnson shows us how the museum partnership program is making a difference here today students at city springs elementary school in east baltimore have a different classroom. they're touring the jewish museum of maryland, which is a few steps away from their school building. it's part of the partnership for pre-k through 12th grade. >> we are a multicultural world now, a world with different people. it's important to have diversity but more importantly you need to respect diversity and we're teaching our neighbors about ar. >> reporter: the jewish museum of maryland has teamed up with local schools to teach students about a different culture. this offer last look at jewish customs, history synagogues and foods. >> to see how other people live and sell brai. i think this is a great opportunity. it's literally two minutes away from our school. >> reporter: city springs is a charter school. administrators pride themselves on teaching students about diversity. >> i think it's also importa
. sherrie johnson talks to see what they're doing to stop it. er that daughter was bullied on twitter for a year. grace was hurting so much. she took her own life. >> grace was not a fallen teenager. she was happy and communicative. if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone. >> tonight we find out how bad the problem of cyber bullying has gotten and take a look at what parents and educators say we can do to stop it. >> we have a whole section dedicated to antibully, head to abc2news.com/no to bullies. that's everything you need from bullying to a list of the 20 signs that a child is being bullied. >>> by this point you've seen the campaign ads. are they really looking out for you? a new report card says that depends. joce sterman has more on who they slay did not make the grade. >> in school it's the way to mesh performance. your proof of a job well done in the classroom is a report card but kids aren't the only ones who get them. >> if you don't have people going to fight for you, you have to look at that. >> they're handing out grades for people whose tests are pleasing you.
this morning. >> yeah. baltimore's aging infrastructure is cracking and sherrie johnson another water main break that could lead to traffic headaches. >> reporter: you are right. we are in the 4600 block of york road in north baltimore. you can see here crews are on the scene. look at this massive hole in the ground here after this water main break that happened yesterday. and right now, crews are actually waiting on a dump truck to come so they can continue working on this water main here. you can see this whole is huge here. and you know, about 40 homes and businesss are without water this morning. officials with the department of public works say the break happened around 1:00 yesterday afternoon. people from the victoria ministries international was evacuated from the building. public works officials say they are work on getting the debris out of the way to get to the break and start repairs. people parked along the road yesterday had to move quickly to get their -- cars out of the way when it happened. >> it looked like a monster came out of the ground, something like that. >> reporte
for the big day tomorrow. there will be issues decided, expanded gaming. >> sherrie johnson continues the coverage with a breakdown of what is called question 7. >> reporter: we are live here in federal hill, about 10:15 at the inner harbor, governor martin o'malley will head to an event in support of question 7. question 7, would allow a las vegas style casino and table games, blackjack and roulette at the fife previously authorized slot locations, question 7 is a ballot measure rising or falling based on the number of votes it receives. under the constitution, major expansion of gambling, including new sites must be put to the statewide vote. the idea that table games are already an operation at casinos in three of the four neighboring states and patrons come from maryland, some say it's foolish not to compete. the state and prince georges county need the tax revenue, under state law, half the rv generated by slot members is marked for the education trust fund, which can be used to pay for education programs. some folks against question 7 don't think the money will go to help educa
of destruction. entire streets in long island are wiped out and sherrie johnson joins us right now with what many people are dealing with in new york. these pictures are so sad. >> that's exactly right. heavy rain, strong winds, flash flooding and fires caused serious damage in some parts of new york. this morning people are still trying to regroup after that devastating stormment long lines of people searched for gas in the freeport community and long island new york. right now there's a growing gas crisis there. the lines to get gas stretch for blocks and many people waiting in lines for hours to get gas. some drivers pull up to the pump on fumes. and days after sandy there was no gas because of power outages so many drivers were fast losing patience. >>driving around forever trying to find gas. >> i waited in line about 45 minutes. i get up here, and they only take cash,. >> oh, man. >> so that wait was for nothing. >> now, in the aftermath of sandy, hospitals in new york are struggling to stay open. in the height of the storm the nyu medical center had to be evacuated and this morning another
or other medical supplies. sherrie johnson abc2 news. >>> by tomorrow night everyone should have their lights back on here in our community, bge says they have restored power to more than 90% of its customers. 19,000 people are still in the dark. the majority of them are in baltimore county. they expect to have the lights back on by friday night. >> if you picked up sand wags and many of you did to prepare, now is the time to return them. the city has announced the dropoff lotions. we're going to pass them along to you. you can bring them to the broadway pier, rash field down at the inner harbor or you can go to polly western high school their parking lot, they'll be taking them there. these locations will be open from 10 in the morning until 7 today and tomorrow. >>> it wasn't just the rain or the strong winds, sandy also brought snow here in maryland. today our governor is going to tour garrett county. sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow there. garrett county could see another 3 to 5 inches before the week is over and people can start digging out. >>> in democracy 2012 covera
it's going make history. >> abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us live with more on the explanation of the story. that is big decision. >> reporter: it is. in about an hour voters will cast the ballot on the ballot is question 6. it tackles same sex marriage. maryland will become the first state to legalize same sex marriage through a ballot referendum if it passes. emotions are high on both sides and we caught up with some folks at rock city church during an all night prayer service. bishops spent time educating parishioners and urge them to vote against question 6 opponents of question 6 say they collected more than double the number of signatures required to push it to a referendum. meanwhile governor o'malley says granting same sex couples a marriage license is the civil right and marylanders should vote yes for itch the measure allows clergy to on the out of marrying same sex couples. >> you tell me what i do with my grandchildren when they seamen with boys -- see men with boys and a man goes to jail because there's men and boys and. >> the bill before the voters on referendum
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